Western Diaspora and Israel Today


Publication Date: June 1998

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Allon Gal

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Diaspora Relations; Jewish Identification; Pluralism

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel


The mission of committed Jews today—to forge a world-wide Jewish solidarity with a democratic-humanistic Israel at its core—can only be achieved if Israel and the Diaspora work in partnership. Israelis must first work inward to revive humanistic and pluralistic Judaism. Second, Israelis, with the help of the Western Diaspora, must explore and emphasize what links them to the enlightened modern world.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.74 no.4, Summer 1998.